APS 1SHOT: A Stock For Your GLOCK, No Stamp Needed? [VIDEO]

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If there’s one golden rule for firearms laws, it’s this: you can’t put a stock on your GLOCK (or any other pistol, for that matter) in the US of A without an NFA tax stamp. There are a couple manufacturers who make such GLOCK stocks, but they all require a tax stamp first or a friendly local ATF agent might come a-knocking at your door. That rule has been stretched to the breaking point recently by such innovations as the pistol arm brace, but the folks at Accurate Pistol Systems have taken it upon themselves to try and stretch it a little bit further with their 1SHOT system . . .

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John Farnam: All Pistols Should Be Drop Safe!

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Gun guru and top trainer John Farnam writes [via Ammoland.com]:

Brazilian-made Taurus pistols have been with us for several decades, enjoying a spotty reputation. Their striker-fired “PT” line has represented, for most consumers, a low-cost alternative to Glocks, XDs, M&Ps, SIG 320s, Kahrs, et al. Over the past few years, Taurus PT Pistols have been implicated in a number of “drop-safety” incidents, both in the USA and Brazil. Taurus has paid out several substantial settlements as a result. However, the latest is a class-action matter in which Taurus has agreed to pay out a settlement of over thirty million dollars, plus agree to recall at least a half million pistols already in consumers’ hands . . .

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New From Walther Arms: Walther PPQ in .45ACP

The Walther PPQ has developed quite a following thanks to its great ergonomics and superior trigger. Our own Joe Grine was certainly impressed. The only thing some people long for was a version that shot big boy bullets. Well Walther heard those cries and just announced the PPQ in .45ACP. It’s has pretty much all the PPQ M2’s features in the big boy caliber which should make it pretty popular as a duty gun. MSRP will be $699 and the gun will start shipping in the fall. Is this your new bedside pistol?

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VT Woman Uses an Assault Ri- … Sorry, Hunting Rifle to Kill Social Worker

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Gun rights advocates like to point out that the hysteria over “assault rifles” is misplaced. AR-style modern sporting rifles are a lot less likely to be used in a crime than handguns, as statistics reveal. The New York Times (no less) reports that “In 2012, only 322 people were murdered with any kind of rifle, F.B.I. data shows.” The numbers don’t reveal the percentage of MSRs in that total, but you can bet it’s pretty low. Besides, what difference does it make? Traditional hunting rifles are just as deadly as “assault rifles”, as this story [via burlingtonfreepress.com] reveals . . .

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Pool Maintenance Tips From Smith & Wesson

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We’re officially in the dog days now. The kids are buying their back to school stuff and will be out of your hair again soon. Only four more weeks until Labor Day weekend and the official end of the swimming season. That means you’ll need to drain your swimmin’ hole. Click above to see the official Smith & Wesson-approved method for season-end pool maintenance (and some other .50 caliber fun).

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Gun Review: Arsenal Firearms Strike One

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All else being equal, a lower bore axis will result in less felt recoil and less muzzle rise, as the recoil energy has less leverage over a shooter’s hands, wrists, and arms. GLOCK set the bar pretty high (errr, low?) in that area, but that didn’t stop companies like Steyr and Caracal from designing polymer-framed, striker-fired pistols with even less height and mass above the shooter’s hands. If we’re keeping score, though, it’s now the Strike One from Arsenal Firearms that’s king of the lowest hill. Great in theory and on paper, but what does this all mean from the driver’s seat? . . .

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Taurus Recalls Nearly 1m Pistols (PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138 Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7)

“Firearms manufacturer Taurus has agreed to a voluntary recall of nearly 1 million pistols as part of the settlement of a lawsuit that alleges nine handgun models had defects, including one that caused some to inadvertently fire when dropped,” al.com reports. “The settlement affects customers who bought the following models sold between 1997 and 2013 in the U.S., Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam: PT-111 Millennium; PT-132 Millennium; PT-138-Millennium; PT-140 Millennium; PT-145 Millennium; PT-745 Millennium; PT-609; PT-640; and PT-24/7. In a statement released Friday night, Taurus denied that there are any design defects in the models . . .

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Washington Post: “Watch what happens when regular people try to use handguns in self-defense”

What is it with The Washington Post? The paper is obsessed with dissing Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. Hardly a day passes without the paper supporting new gun control legislation, both generally and specifically pissing on gun rights. When a gun control org commissioned and released a new study called Firearms Training and Self-Defense highlighting the difficulty of armed self-defense, the WaPo’s Christopher Ingraham seized on it to “prove” that non-law enforcement civilians are incapable of using their firearm to good effect when faced with violent attack. Click here for the original study. Here’s Ingraham’s take . . .

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Question of the Day: Which GLOCK Are You?

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GLOCK has a website widget to help newbies choose an appropriate model from their selection of 50 – count ’em 50 – pistols. It’s a branching do-hickey that falls down at the third entry, where the programmers ask aspiring GLOCK owners to decide whether they want their handgun for home defense or concealed carry. I own a GLOCK 19 (with a Ghost trigger and night sights) for BOTH home carry AND concealed carry. And, soon, open carry. And maybe competition. In fact, I reckon the 19’s do-it-all versatility is what sets the 19 apart from its ballistic brethren and many of its competitors. Anyway, GLOCK aficionados, what GLOCK(s) do you own and why’d you choose that model(s)?

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Does VT Presidential Hopeful Bernie Sanders Want to Ban Handguns?

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has taken heat for accepting the NRA’s support early in his political career and his vote for the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. The left-leaning mainstream media has fixed on Bernie’s supposedly pro-gun stance as his achilles heel. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, Sanders trotted-out his usual defense – with a twist. “Coming from a rural state, I think I can communicate with folks coming from urban states, where guns mean different things than they do in Vermont, where [they are] used for hunting.” In fact, Bernie’s morphed from a “guns are OK for self-defense in rural areas” to a proper “guns are for hunting” Fudd. Check it out . . .

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Gun Review: Taurus Curve

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Concealed carry handguns are still all the rage at the range. Guns like the GLOCK 43 and S&W Shield are flying off the store shelves as the number of people legally able to carry a concealed handgun skyrockets nationwide. The standard approach gun companies have been taking to satisfy this market is to shrink their existing handgun designs and call it good. Taurus, however, wanted to do something different. They created a gun that was designed from the ground up as a concealed carry handgun, and the result is the Taurus Curve . . .

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Question of the Day: What’s GunBroker.com’s Number One Selling Revolver?

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The same folks who own GunBroker.com broker TTAG’s advertising. And for that we give them thanks; their sterling salesmanship gives me, Dan, Nick and the rest of the TTAG crew the freedom to focus on providing you, gentle reader, with the gunblogosphere’s freshest and most frequent content. Some of which is genuinely surprising. For example, did you know that GunBroker.com’s best-selling revolver isn’t a Smith & Wesson? Ah, but what is it? Guess, then make the jump for the reveal via the manufacturer’s proud presser. I bet you won’t see this one coming . . .

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